School or Camp Field Trips

There's a reason we're a top field trip destination in New York City: amazing new exhibits, over 34 million objects in our permanent collections, and exceptional programs, resources and classes for students and teachers! All of our programs and offerings are designed to support the NYC Scope and Sequence for Science and Social Studies.

Follow these simple steps to plan an unforgettable museum learning experience for your school or camp group. To ensure availability, you must plan your field trip at least 5 weeks in advance.

 

  1. Explore Things to Know for Your Visit to learn about important Museum guidelines and procedures as well as directions and dining information.

  2. Read through our Pricing and Payment Policies


  3. Choose an exhibition hall as the starting point of your visit—you will need to provide your selection when you book your trip.

  4. Learn how our variety of Programs for School can enhance your visit.



Once you’ve selected a hall, click the relevant button below for next steps to complete your reservation.

 

Book Your School Field Trip

 

Book Your Camp Field Trip

 

Important Notes

 

• If you are a tour operator booking for a school or camp group from outside New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, visit the Group Sales page for information.

• If you need to make changes to your booking (new trip date, reduction/increase of reservation numbers, or cancellations), please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

• Occasionally, some halls in the Museum may be closed. To ensure that the specific hall you are coming to see is open, please call the Museum five days before your visit at 212-769-5100 and listen for the weekly hall closings.

 

Special Thanks

Free admission for New York City school and camp groups to the American Museum of Natural History is generously supported by the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund.

The School Group Visits Program at the American Museum of Natural History is generously supported by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Endowment Fund for Education.